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NGO solves learning challenges in poorly funded schools

Teach for Nigeria

A non-governmental organisation, The Teach For Nigeria, has said it is committed to providing an excellent, equitable education for Nigerian children in underserved communities.

A statement by the organisation explained that this would be achievable through its two-year Fellowship.

Speaking at the unveiling of the 7th cohort of its fellowship, CEO of Teach For Nigeria, Folawe Omikunle, said, “We are committed to building a nationwide movement of leaders to provide an excellent, equitable education to all of Nigeria’s children. Through our two-year Fellowship, we are driving long-term systemic change.

“Our Fellows are placed in underserved schools to work relentlessly to transform the lives of their students. We also train, equip and support them through a combination of pre-service training and ongoing support.

“We are about to usher in a new set of leaders in the educational sector and we are excited to begin the process of inspiring leaders.”

It also called for its  2023 Fellowship titled, ‘Find your purpose: Discover your leadership,’  targeting young leaders committed to tackling Nigeria’s foundational learning challenge in underserved primary schools.

A 2019 TFN alumnus and guest speaker at the event, Daniel Ochekwu, said,  “My two years as a fellow at TFN made me grow exponentially. It helped me learn more about life and improved my ability to empathise, identify and solve problems.

“Teach For Nigeria supports you to run with your innovations beyond the fellowship. The resources (people and material) Teach for Nigeria gave me were enormous’’.

The Teach For Nigeria Fellowship programme is a 2-year full-time paid commitment where selected fellows are posted to teach students in under-resourced schools across Lagos and Ogun states.

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